Book Discussions/Events

Book discussion, author talks, Friend's book sales, Foundation events that are free and open to public.

Author Cecile Pineda, Reading and Discussion @Central.

Author Cecile Pineda reads from her forthcoming book, Three Tides: Writing at the Edge of Being, and shares 40 years of the writing life, the breakthroughs, the discouragements, and the daily practice. She will be introduced by Professor Marcial Gonzalez, UC Berkeley Dept. of English and author of Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form: Race, Class, and Reification. Reading is followed by a robust discussion with the audience and book signings.

4th & 5th Grade Book Club @Central CSR

Calling all 4th and 5th graders! Come join us to read and talk about great books, eat yummy snacks, play games, make new friends, discover new authors, and meet an author via Skype. Contact Ann or Alan at bplkids@ci.berkeley.ca.us or (510) 981-6223 with any questions or to find out how to get a copy of the books that we are reading.
 
We meet once a month from 4 - 5 pm on the following Tuesdays at the Central Library, in the Story Room on the 4th Floor Children's Room unless otherwise noted.

Joe Lurie: Perception and Deception @Central CMR

Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus of the International House at U.C. Berkeley, presents a fascinating and enlightening talk that spans his more than thirty years of experience in leadership, both at the International House and abroad. Bringing with him a feast of cross-cultural stories and misadventures, he explores the deeper cultural messages that typically escape people due to their prejudices, be they conscious or unconscious. Lurie reveals how cultural filters distort perceptions of others in the worlds of immigration, diplomacy, and business.

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